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Convulsions: symptoms, causes and treatment

  1. Convulsions or fits are involuntary muscle twitches, where contraction (contraction) and relaxation alternate rhythmically. This can lead to cramps and shocks throughout your body. The brain contains billions of neurons (nerve cells) that create and receive electrical impulses. Electrical impulses allow neurons to communicate with each other. During an attack, there is abnormal and excessive electrical activity in the brain. This can cause changes in consciousness, behavior and / or convulsions. This activity usually lasts only a few seconds to minutes. Epilepsy refers to a condition where you are at risk for recurring seizures. Not everyone who has had a seizure has epilepsy. Non-seizures or convulsions can be caused by other conditions such as low blood sugar, fainting, or an anxiety attack. A doctor can distinguish a convulsion from a non-epileptic seizure.

Types of convulsions

  1. Convulsions or fits are attacks of muscle contractions. The tonic-clonic attack is the most well-known attack. Tonic means 'stiffening or cramping' and clonic refers to 'contraction of muscles'. With such an attack you can first stiffen and then have jerky muscle movements; while muscle pulling, you can tongue

Examination and diagnosis

  1. Interview and physical examination



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